Second teen arrested in connection to Swanton home invasion

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Police have arrested a second suspect in an alleged home invasion in Swanton early Monday.

Police said the 16-year-old male was taken into custody at about 4:30 p.m. Monday. He and a 15-year-old male are accused of breaking into a Blake Street apartment, ransacking the home and beating a woman and her juvenile grandson. The 15-year-old was apprehended early Monday by U.S. Border Patrol agents.

The grandson told police that two teenage males broke into the front door and attacked him as he slept, hitting him the head with a television and a gaming console. When the grandmother stepped in, she was dragged from the room and beaten, police said.

The suspects began ransacking the apartment, but fled when the grandmother escaped to a neighbor’s apartment. Some undisclosed personal property was stolen.

Police said that due to the nature of the alleged assaults, the 15-year-old will be charged as an adult. The 16-year-old male was lodged at the Woodside Juvenile Correctional Facility and is scheduled to be arraigned Tuesday in Franklin County Superior Court. Both juveniles face charges of aggravated assault, assault and robbery and burglary.

Swanton Village Police say they believe the Blake Street address was targeted.

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